We got to try Starbucks’ Signature Pairings

Starbucks is a known go-to place for your favorite coffee drinks, tea, a place to hang-out with friends, catch-up with long-lost ones, somewhere to work, study, catch up on light reading or just to answer the crossword puzzle from the complimentary newspapers.

Other times, it’s where we go to wait the traffic out.
What’s one to do when stuck at the nearest Starbucks store for hours on end? Good thing Starbucks is adding pasta dishes and Bistro Bowls to the list of options to pair with your personally handcrafted beverage or a standard order off the menu.

Dubbed “Signature Pairings” the meals can easily be partnered with your favorite drink or one of the two Teavana Frozen Teas we have already featured. All of the options below will come at a discounted price when purchased with any tall handcrafted beverage. Starbucks Signature Breakfast is available from the store’s opening until 10 AM and the Starbucks Signature Lunch is available from 10AM to 2PM.
We were mum on the food options that time since Starbucks said those have yet to be officially released but we have tried them all the same and you can trust me when I say the latest options are a must try.
We got to sample the beef lasagna first generously layered with savory meat in bolognese sauce with thick and creamy béchamel sauce all topped with mozarella. It’s a very hearty bite for those looking to fill their tummies on-the-go. At the same time, the Penne Pesto with Mushroom checks all the right boxes for something leaning towards the lighter side but still very filling complete with a properly made pesto sauce with button mushrooms for texture.

We were also served two separate salad options like the Argula Pasta Salad in Creamy Parmesan wonderfully packaged in a container separating aspects of the salad to be tossed after purchase. The Parmesan dressing is very light on the palette made fresh with the tomatoes, red bell pepper and arugula contrasted by the black olives. It’s a colorful treat made better with tri-color fusili pasta.

Something more Asia came our way, too, in the form of the Oriental Vermecelli Chicken salad dressed to savory goodness by the oriental dressing cut beautifully by the chicken shreds with an added texture of crispy fried wanton for that extra crunch underneath the noodles and vegetables.

Arugula Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan and Oriental Vermicelli Chicken Salad are the latest additions to Starbucks Bistro Bowls, which makes it a perfect on-the- go meal.

These dishes are perfectly paired with any Starbucks handcrafted beverage, and by purchasing a Tall beverage you can get these at ₱20 off., Breakfast options like the Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait can also be enjoyed at a lower price when purchased with any Tall handcrafted beverage.

Visit your favorite Starbucks store and savor the flavors of these Signature Pairings today!

Drew Uy

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